Arsenal in advanced talks to agree deal for experienced Dutch midfielder

Former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum was on Arsenal’s transfer radar in the winter market.

He left the Reds and signed for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last year. The decision to join the Ligue 1 side has not worked out well for the 31-year-old as he has found it hard to earn regular minutes this season.

The Gunners found an opportunity and made a concrete move for the Netherlands international in January. That is according to Algemeen Dagblad, who add the Londoners failed to take him away from Les Parisiens since there was no interim [mid-campaign] transfer.

Georginio has made only 20 starts across all competitions and managed to play the full match on eight occasions this campaign. A lack of game time has had an impact on his position with the country’s national team.

Louis van Gaal dropped him from the starting eleven in the last two ties for Oranje. The manager has now left the player out of the Netherlands provisional roster for the upcoming international fixtures.

The same outlet warns the next transfer market will be critical and crucial for the Dutchman. The paper questions whether a return to the Eredivisie or the Premier League could be on the cards.

If Mikel Arteta and co. were to try again this summer, his current situation can give them a boost for their chances.